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Kagan, Alexander, 1906-1994

 Person

Biography

Alexander Kagan was born in Paris, France in 1906 to Russian parents. At the age of 14, Alexander began work as a fabric and jewelry designer. He came to the United States in 1922 with his mother Chana (Anna) and his brother Haim Persah (Paul). He worked as a fabric designer in New York and in 1930 he became a US citizen. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1954 and died in the Denver area in 1994.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Container 8: Mary Reed Library Drawing, 1948 June 3

 File — Folder: B187.03.0008
Identifier: B187.03.0008
Abstract

Pencil drawing on paper of the Mary Reed Library building of the University of Denver campus in 1948; mounted to mat board. The drawing is of the Southeast entrance to the building showing wooden revolving doors, two stories of elaborate Collegiate Gothic Architecture and a woman sitting reading a book by the entrance. The door is colored with brown pencil and the brick is red oil crayon or pencil. The white lines of the brick have been painted on.

Dates: 1948 June 3

Kagan Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: B187
Abstract Alexander Kagan was born in Paris, France in 1906 to Russian parents. At the age of 14, Alexander began work as a fabric and jewelry designer. He came to the United States in 1922 with his mother Chana (Anna) and his brother Haim Persah (Paul). He worked as a fabric designer in New York and in 1930 he became a US citizen. In 1942, he enlisted in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in Pueblo, Colorado. He graduated from the University of Denver in 1954 and died in the Denver area in 1994....
Dates: 1895-1980

University of Denver, 1948-1954

 File
Identifier: B187.04.0006.0001
Abstract

Alexander Kagan attended the University of Denver for various years beginning in 1948. He graduated with a Fine Arts degree in 1954. The folder contains transcripts, correspondence, and a diploma.

Dates: 1948-1954

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